Friday, March 27, 2015

Define "valuable"

Invitation a reader recently received for a market research survey:




Thank you, Dr. M!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that's valuable. Sounds like my grandmother's offer to me when I was a kid. Pick the walkway stones out of the grass and put them back in the walkway and I'll give you a nickel.

Glen said...

A survey company that has adopted the Medicare pricing system for a doctor's time.

bunkywise said...

Be very careful...this could throw you into a different tax bracket.

Richard Lawson said...

Many years ago I worked for a company that provided food for people with advanced dementia. To get reimbursed we had to get doctors to sign a form confirming the diagnosis of dementia. Many doctors were quite bad about signing and returning those forms to us despite colorful "Sign here!" stickers and prepaid FedEx envelopes.

So my boss hit on the brilliant idea of including a $5 bill with each letter we sent out to encourage the doctors to sign and return the forms.

This did not go over well.

It took about a week of outraged calls for us to stop our pathetic attempts at bribery.

Anonymous said...

Now that docs actually pay for the privilege of treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, $1 per 20 minutes profit looks pretty good.

Anonymous said...

They aren't even promising a dollar. It's offering a chance at earning a dollar.

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's probably twice what they paid that kid to model.

Anonymous said...

Suppose there's a charge for the cost of the internetting? (They don't charge for the use of the No. 2 pencil and the fill-in-the-dot sheet?)

SciFi Pharmacist Guy said...

Looks like a message the HR department at my hospital would send around to get us to fill out their surveys. But instead of $1 they would offer a penalty of forming a committee if everybody in the pharmacy didn't participate.

Anonymous said...

"Also, we're not really asking. And when we say 'see you soon,' we mean you AND your family. So it's really in your best interest to fill out the survey."

Eddie Cochran said...

Wow, you mean I was workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar, when instead I could have spent 20 minutes filling out a survey? Now I'm REALLY gonna raise a fuss and a holler!

Anonymous said...

Somebody took at least one semester of Psychology.

 
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